Anson Green

State Director, Adult Education and Literacy, Texas Workforce Commission

About the Presenter

For over 20 years Anson Green has been a leader in adult education, workforce development, and community college instructional design.  His passion is developing and deploying innovative programs for Texans who desire to increase their education and preparedness to attain their career ambitions.  He loves to challenge legacy perspectives and the status quo in education.

In 2013 Anson joined the Texas Workforce Commission as the Director of the Adult Education and Literacy program, managing the transfer and transformation of the 73 million dollar program into a fully integrated part of the Workforce Solutions system. Since then, he introduced a rigorous performance and accountability quality model, full implemented distance learning and career pathways across the state and increased funding and engagement with non-profit organizations, libraries, and community colleges.

Prior to joining TWC, Mr. Green directed strategic partnerships at Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas, where he directed the Alamo I-BEST Initiative, part of a bold redesign of all adult basic education and developmental education at Alamo Colleges.  He also served as a member of Workforce Solutions Alamo Board of Directors.

Mr. Green served as a fellow at the National Institute for Literacy in Washington and has held teaching posts at St. Philip’s College, San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College, Florida State University, Texas Lutheran University, and Northside Independent School District.

His publications include Job Readiness in the Adult Education Classroom (Oklahoma Department of Education, 2005) and Ready for Work! An Employment Curriculum for Women (Grassroots Press, 2001).